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Sci Tech    H4'ed 8/24/16

Pale Red Dot: Astronomers Discover Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Orbiting Nearest Star

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'Astronomers today announced one of the most exciting exoplanet discoveries yet – an Earth-mass rocky world orbiting the nearest star to the Sun, Proxima Centauri. The planet, called Proxima b, is not only just slightly more massive than Earth, it orbits within the star’s “habitable zone.” The estimated temperatures of the planet could allow liquid water to exist on its surface. Not only is this planet potentially habitable, depending on other factors, it is also now the closest known exoplanet.'

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Much closer to home, NASA's Europa Mission Facing Possible Budget Cuts in 2017.

Surprisingly, there have been no announced budget cuts to things that blow up or harm this planet.


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